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The Panasonic AU-EVA1 contains a newly designed 5.7K Super 35mm-sized (5720 x 3016, approx. 17.25 million pixels) sensor for capturing true cinematic images. By starting at a higher native resolution, the 5.7K sensor yields a higher resolving image when down sampled to 4K, UHD, 2K, and even 720p. The increased colour information results in a finer, more accurate finished image.
The EVA1 includes dual native ISO like the VariCam 35, VariCam LT and VariCam Pure. Utilising a process that allows the sensor to be read in a fundamentally different way, dual native ISO extracts more information from the sensor without degrading the image. This results in a camera that can switch from a standard sensitivity to a high sensitivity without an increase in noise, or other artifacts. Dual native ISO is allowing cinematographers to use less light on set, saving time and money, as well as allowing for a great variety of artistic choices.
The ability to capture accurate colours and rich skin tones is a must for any filmmaker. Like the VariCam lineup of cinema cameras, the EVA1 contains V-Log/V-Gamut capture to deliver high dynamic range and broad colours with a capability of creating 14 stops of dynamic range. V-Log has log curve characteristics that are somewhat reminiscent of negative film and V-Gamut delivers a colour space even larger than film. The EVA1 will also import the celebrated colourimetry of the VariCam line.
Users can choose between MOV wrapped codecs up to 10-bit 422 even in 4K, as well as AVCHD. Capturing internally in 4K, UHD, 2K, Full HD and HD, the EVA1 offers up to 59.94fps/50fps for 4K/UHD, up to 120fps/100fps for 2K/Full HD, or 240fps/200fps (cropped area) for high-speed capturing.
Weighing only 1.2Kg (body-only) with a compact form factor (17cm x 13.5cm x 13.3cm) and a removable handgrip, EVA1 can be used for efficient handheld shooting applications and can also be mounted on a drone, gimbal rig, or jib arm for complex yet smooth camera moves. The adjustable handgrip offers several controls, including menu, REC start/stop, iris and two user defined buttons. The LCD monitor features a touch-panel function and allows flexible mounting.
EVA1 records to two SD card slots, with the option to capture footage with Relay Rec (continuous record) or Simul Rec (simultaneous dual record). There’s also one shot record, which enables single frame video for stop motion capture.
The camera utilises a native EF-mount, giving shooters access to the broad EF lens ecosystem, including dozens of cinema-style prime and zoom lenses from numerous manufacturers.
Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) is employed to compensate for camera shake and blurring, which will help smooth out handheld or shoulder-mount shots on documentary or run-and-gun projects. Behind the lens mount, an integrated ND filter wheel in 2, 4, and 6 stops allows for precise exposure control. The EVA1 also allows the IR Cut filter to be swung out of the path to the sensor at the push of a button. Unique photographic effects and night vision imagery are possible with this control over infrared.
As a professional video production tool, the EVA1 offers dual balanced XLR audio inputs with Dolby Audio™* encoding. 4K-capable video outputs in both HDMI and SDI. where each can be adjusted separately, allowing HD to be fed to a viewfinder or other third party monitor while 4K is sent to an outboard recorder or monitor. Timecode In/Out is also supported on the EVA1 unlike some other cameras in its class. With the addition of the AJ-WM50 WIFI adapter, all EVA1 menu functions can be controlled remotely on IOS or Android using the dedicated app.
*Dolby, Dolby Audio, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
150wh, 14.8v 10.6Ah 3-Stud/Gold Mount Hi-Draw Li-ion Battery Brick with Backlit LCD and Fuel Gauge
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2-Part Travel Safe 190wh, 14.8v 13.2Ah 3-Stud Hi-Draw Li-ion Battery Brick with Backlit LCD and Fuel Gauge
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Wooden Camera brand Gold Mount plate for Sony PXW-FS7 or Panasonic EVA1
Pro V-Mount Power Plate for Sony FS7 / FS5 & Panasonic EVA1
Wooden Camera brand V-Mount plate for Sony PXW-FS7 or Panasonic EVA1
D-Tap to Sony PXW-FS7 / Panasonic EVA1 connector
Handgrip Relocator for the Panasonic EVA1
Quick Release Unified Baseplate for Sony FS and Panasonic EVA1, VariCam LT, VariCam 35 Cameras
Unified Baseplate Dovetail for Sony FS5 and Panasonic EVA1 / Varicam LT / 35 Cameras
H.264 is one of the most ubiquitous acquisition video compression standards on the market. It’s used for everything from capture on a mobile phone to delivery on most web platforms, including social networks such as YouTube and Facebook (live and on-demand). The sheer flexibility of H.264 has resulted in it being one of the most enduring standards to date. It’s still likely to be your primary delivery codec for some time to come.
Here's an overview of our vendors exhibiting at ISE 2020. Please call us on +44 (0)1457 851000 if you would like to book a stand tour with one of our manufacturers. BLACKMAGIC DESIGN HALL 3, STAND C140 The Video Assist 12G 5” and 7” monitor recorders are now shipping. The original HD versions were incredibly popular with AV technicians who wanted to verify SDI and HDMI feeds and check waveform levels. For production teams, their 4K HDR capture makes them a superb on-camera SD card recorder. The ATEM Mini is a very small, cost-effective 4 channel HDMI video switcher with streaming output. Great as a portable mixer or a signal switcher, it’s being adopted by everyone from conference producers to AV technicians looking for simple HDMI switching.
Panasonic has launched a competition for video professionals in Europe and the US to showcase their best work, shot on the AU-EVA1 compact cinema camera. ’Share Your Vision’ is open from June 1st to August 24th, with the winners being announced at IBC in Amsterdam on 14 September 2018.
Whilst the EVA-1’s viewfinder is great for menu settings and indoor use, some find that it struggles in strong daylight. Many users have been opting for 3rd party EVFs or on-camera monitors, such as the SmallHD Focus monitor, that offer brighter, clearer images and are perfect for framing and focusing. The issue here is that you now have to carry two different sets of batteries and chargers, adding extra weight and reducing space in your kit bag. This is where Core SWX step in…
Panasonic has announced a firmware upgrade to its AU-EVA1 compact cinema camera that, among many improvements, will see the camera capable of recording ALL-I codecs and outputting RAW. The free upgrade, available from the end of March 2018, means the super 35mm sensor camera will now support Panasonic ALL-Intra codecs, RAW output, time lapse recording as well as a new HD 422 interlaced codec for TV applications. In addition, remote operation is now possible using third party wired controllers, allowing focus and iris control for diverse lens options, as well as zoom control for Canon compact cine servo zoom.
Panasonic has previewed the AU-EVA1, at Cine Gear Expo 2017 in Los Angeles, USA, a new 5.7K cinema camera positioned between the Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K mirrorless camera and the VariCam LT 4K cinema camera. Compact and lightweight, the AU-EVA1 is tailor-made for handheld shooting, but also well suited for documentaries, commercials, and music videos. The EVA1 contains a newly designed 5.7K Super 35mm-sized sensor for capturing true cinematic images. By starting at a higher native resolution, the 5.7K sensor yields a higher resolving image when down sampled to 4K, UHD, 2K, and even 720p. The increased colour information results in a finer, more accurate finished image.
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